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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Stuart?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. Today we look at a dynasty that had held one kingdom for several centuries before taking power in England and ask, what happened to the House…
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Royal Relations: Elizabeth II and Felipe VI

One is the longest reigning monarch in Europe, the other is the newest king on the continent. But while their reigns started sixty years apart, Elizabeth II and Felipe VI have a linked history with roots in centuries past. The pair share several blood lines with ties to two…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Tudor?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. We now reach perhaps the best known of all the dynasties to claim the crown of England and ask, what happened to the House of Tudor? The…
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The hair of Marie Antoinette?

In the British Museum, there is a locket containing hair traditionally said to be that of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre. Donated to the museum as part of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere, Charlotte; Rudoe, Judy; Tait, Hugh; Wilson, The Art of the Jeweller, A…
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Queen Margrethe holidaying in France before heading home to host President Trump on State Visit

Queen Margrethe of Denmark is on her annual summer holiday to France for a few weeks in the sun before she returns home to host President Trump on a State Visit. Her Majesty is staying in Château de Cayx, a French residence she shares with her son, Crown Prince Frederick. When she returns to Denmark, The Queen will host the US President on a two-day visit of her home country.  President…
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The Tsarina and her English governess, Miss Jackson

“For dear Miss Jackson, with loving Xmas wishes from Alix, 1900”. With these words, inscribed as a dedication in pencil and today preserved in a frame of its own, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (1872-1918) sent her Christmas gift of 1900 to Miss Margaret Hardcastle Jackson, her former governess from her days as a Princess of Hesse in Darmstadt. The gift came in a box, with its…
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